Water Lily Pond, haiku #TankaTuesday

For #TankaTuesday this week, our words to find synonyms for were: spring & green. I used tender for green, and the word budding for spring.

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buoyant tender shoots
on a water lily pond
reflections budding

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Judy Mastrangelo’s inspirational oracle cards, Dream Your Joy, inspired this haiku.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

34 thoughts on “Water Lily Pond, haiku #TankaTuesday

  1. Lovely. A few years ago I was kayaking on a river that had oodles of lilypads in various stages. I like the seed pods.
    Some pads can get huge!!

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